New fines and points for dangerously overtaking cyclists
Motorist should always ensure they are being careful and considerate when overtaking cyclist to ensure they don’t put them in danger. New rules dictate, however that you can now face a fine and penalty point endorsements if you don’t do this.
The new edition of the Highway Code says drivers should leave a gap of 1.5m when passing by a bike – that’s roughly the width of a car door.
If you’re spotted breaking the new rule, you could face a £100 fine and get three penalty points.